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The Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies Committee

The Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies Committee of the IPA, was struck in 2017 with the mandate to create spaces for knowledge creation and exchange between psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic candidates and public in general.

Given the current cultural climate of upheaval, turmoil, uncertainty and attitudinal change, it is incumbent upon psychoanalysis to try to consider and think through what we know and what we believe about the origins, development and expression of sexuality, gender and sexual object choice, in both human development and the clinical situation.

The Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies Committee seeks to investigate, explore and consider rather than demonstrate or justify any preconceived or predetermined positions. Its mission will be to create a place within organized psychoanalysis in which the many questions and complexities that surround sexual and gender diversity can be studied and considered.

We are also tasked with the creation and delivery of a paper award to be hand out every two years the IPA international congresses. Our objectives include the creation and stimulation of psychoanalytic knowledge that responds to the world currents and complex perspectives about gender diversity and sexualities.

The Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies Committee of the IPA, was struck in 2017 with the mandate to create spaces for knowledge creation and exchange between psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic candidates and public in general.

We are tasked with the creation and delivery of a paper award to be hand out every two years the IPA international congresses. Our objectives include the creation and stimulation of psychoanalytic knowledge that responds to the world currents and complex perspectives about gender diversity and sexualities.

Members of the Committee

Marco Posadas
Chair
Canada

Leticia Glocer Fiorini
Co-chair Latin America
Argentina

Victor Bonfilio
Co-chair North America
United States

Frances Thomson-Salo
Co-chair Europe
Australia

Jean Marc Tauszik
Member Latin America
Venezuela

Paul Lynch
Member North America
United States

Janice Lieberman
Member North America
United States

Eva Reichelt
Member Europe
Germany

Dana Amir
Member Europe
Israel

Silvia Acosta
IPSO Member Latin America
Argentina

Oren Gozlan
IPSO Member North America
Canada

Samir Tilikete
IPSO Member Europe
France

Jack Drescher
Consultant for North America
United States

Nancy Chodorow
Consultant for North America
United States

Teresa Lartigue
Consultant for Latin America
Mexico

Alessandra Lemma
Consultant for Europe
United Kingdom

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